PagudpudIlocos Norte, Philippines. It's approximately 560 km and 10 hours by land from Manila.
By planeYou can fly into Laoag, and then take a two hour bus ride into Pagudpud.
- GV Florida Transport - Offers sleeper buses with built-in toilet going to/from Manila via Laoag.
- RCJ Bus Lines. Earnshaw cor Lacson St. Manila +63 2-7412994, +63 2-7819306
- GMW Buses to/from Laoag and to/from Tuguegarao.
Saud White BeachSaud white beach is very popular with both national and international tourists. It is a favorite place for movie producers, foreign and local correspondents, foreign travel writers to shoot their films because of its breathtaking views and unique atmosphere. It is even featured in the Internet that makes it very popular, a world–class destination. The beach is along stretch sand framing the heart shaped calm emerald water of the Saud Bay.
Bantay Abot CavesBantay Abot Caves means “a mountain with a hole.” A hole was found at the middle of the mountain where the waves were free to flash into its walls just like an open shore until it was wrecked by an earthquake during the 1980s. It is also called “the underground sea” for on top of the cave is a lustrous vegetative cover. Inside the cave is a church that once you are inside, you do not only hear the echoing sound of the waves, the chirping of the birds but you can also feel the cool breeze of the air. It is a favorite hangout of swallows that swarm to their roost in the late afternoon. It is a very unique creation partly surrounded by the clear blue sea. Its shore has white sand mixed with fragments of shells and rocks that can be made as a décor. Parts of the shore are forms of rocks where you can sit and relax and enjoy a lucid view of the wide sea and verdant mountains.
Timmangtang RockTimmangtang rock stands majestically a few meters away from Bantay Abot caves. It is located along the shore and partly by the sea. You cannot separate Bantay Abot Cave from the Timmantang Rock for they are believed to be lovers, the former being the female and the latter the male. They are collectively termed as “Lover’s Rock”. This rock is in a bell shape, hence the name Timmantang. The rock is covered with grass and bushes. On top of it, you could see the calm blue sea and the enchanting view of Sitio Gaoa. Campfires are also ideal at the foot of this stunning rock.
Nacatnagan CliffThe cliff is a virgin forest where different kinds of trees grow and you could hear the sounds of birds. Wild animals can also be found within the place thus it is a perfect place for hunting. Rare ferns and wild orchids grow abundantly at the foot and at the slopes of the mountain. It is also a good site for mountain climbing because of its steep and slippery trails. On top of it, you can glimpse the panoramic view of the Pasaleng Bay, Maira-ira Point and the totality of the out of this world scene of Sitio Gaoa: Babuyan Island can also be viewed on a clear day.
Malingay Cove (Blue Lagoon)It is a hidden bay found at Maira-ira Point, which is a half-moon in shape edifice, by the Nacatnagan Cliff in the east and the Dos Hermanos in the north. This place is where you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Reaching the place is quite tiresome for it is around 2.5 kilometers away from the highway with rigged roads and it is found at the interior part of Sitio Malingay. On the way is thick forest and you can also have glance of the sea. Malingay Cove is famous for its crystal blue water and fine white sand.
Dos Hermanos IslandsBelow the rocks are caves where varied and colorful tropical fishes swim abundantly that can be seen during low tides. Around Dos Hermanos Rocks submerged smaller rocks where famous delicious seaweeds "gamet" are taken.
Kabigan FallsIt is an enchanting falls located at the eastern part of Barangay Balaoi and it is around away from the national highway. This waterfall is surrounded by thick forest and well-known for its concaved basin.
Saguigui FallsIt is a small waterfall situated at Barangay Balaoi, 3.5 kilometers away from the national highway. This falls is not yet popular for the reason that it is not easy to get there.
Winding Patapat BridgePatapat bridge is a winding bridge found at the foot of the cliff of the North Cordillera Mountain Ranges. It connects Barangay Balaoi and Pancian and it is around long. This bridge is often referred to as the “French Riviera of the North”. Along the bridge, you can pass the Mabugabog Falls that serves as a source of power for the mini hydroelectric plant. It is only during the rainy days when it shows its splendor with its water dropping rhythmically to precipice on the rocky shore of the sea below.
Bolo RiverIt is a river that divides the Municipality of Pagudpud and Bangui. It is an added attraction to tourists especially those who are into kayaking sports. The portion of the river in Barangay Dampig, Tarrag, and Poblacion 1 have a big boulders and deep water ideal for kayaking where shooting into the rapids is fun.
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Northridge Beach Resortphone: +63 9-202-205-089address: Saud beach.Single/double with own bathroom and TV.
- If you're interested in modern wind energy, the huge windmill parks of Bangui and Burgos can be a good stop. On the rugged coast of Burgos, there's also the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation.
- Bacarra is known for its Sinking Bell Tower. This Pisa-like leaning structure is part of the Bacarra Church, a National Historical Landmark. The Museo de Bacarra is of interest as well.